The White House: Getting The Story Straight
Can Starr find daylight between the accounts of the principal witnesses, or are they all converging?
The job search
Clinton says it was Betty Currie's idea to help Lewinsky find a job. But he admits he got periodic reports about the effort from Jordan, his longtime friend
Jordan says he "inferred" that Clinton was behind the call from Currie but that his "efforts were not a quid pro quo for the affidavit that she signed"
Lewinsky told Linda Tripp she would not sign an affidavit in the Paula Jones case denying a sexual involvement with Clinton until Jordan found her a new job
Clinton says he had no sexual relations with "that woman," although the definition used in his deposition--contact by someone with another person's groin, buttocks, breast or inner thigh--would not preclude kissing
Lewinsky claims in her affidavit that she had no sex with Clinton, but she has told friends she had oral sex with him
Jordan says both Clinton and Lewinsky denied to him that they had a "sexual relationship," although it is not clear how Jordan defines the term
Clinton acknowledges that he gave Lewinsky gifts. But he says some of the gift giving was at Currie's prompting. That sounds plausible for the T shirt from Martha's Vineyard, but for the poetry book?
Lewinsky says through her lawyer that when her gifts from the President were subpoenaed, Clinton told her that if she didn't have them, she couldn't turn them over
Currie ended up with the gifts and turned them over to Starr. Whose idea was it that Currie take possession of the gifts?